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Kumara Parvatha Trek Challenge

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If you are a person who loves to challenge their mind and body, the Kumara Parvatha trek is perfect for you! It is considered one of the more difficult treks in the South. But there’s no gain without some pain, so get ready to push yourself a little bit and we will be there to motivate you along the way till the top. Reach the top to witness the beautiful clouds along with the green landscapes of the Western ghats.

A landscape filled with lush green, pristine streams, volcanic rock formations, Kumara Parvata is a place in the bucket list of every trekker and traveler. It is the second highest peak after Tadiyanmol in the Coorg region. Trekking in summers can sometimes get too tiring and sweaty, but the tall trees of the dense forests of the Western ghats provide a natural umbrella shielding you from the harsh rays of the sun,letting you enjoy and experience the best of nature. We will be ascending through the Somwarpet side and descending through the Kukke Subramanya temple, letting you experience the beauty of both the trails.

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Trek Details

  • Trek LevelDifficult ( Not Recommended for beginners or first-timers )
  • Trail TypeForests, Meadows & Water Streams
  • Trek Distance21 km

Kumara Parvatha - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 8:30 PM (approx)

Day 1

  • Reach Somvarpet, Freshen Up & Have Breakfast at Homestay
  • Reach The Base by the vehicle
  • Start the trek via dense forest
  • Reach the Kumara Parvatha Peak
  • Start the Descend towards Bhattrumane
  • Lunch at Shesha Parvatha
  • Reach Campsite
  • Pitch Tents
  • Watch Sunset
  • Retire for the Night

Day 2

  • Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Unpitch you tents and get set for the trek
  • Start your descend by 7 AM
  • Reach Kukke Subramanya Base
  • Visit Kukke Temple
  • Leave to Bangalore and reach by 9:30 PM ( approx )

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents (with Sleeping Bags) on double/triple sharing basis, Separate for men & women
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Outdoor Leaders from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 20
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Carry a plate for the Breakfast at Bhatrumane (Mandatory)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer ( Kodaikanal has a cold temperature up to 6-10 Degree )
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Kumara Parvatha Trek - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Kumara Parvatha

An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Somwarpet. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.

Day 1Trek to Kumara Parvatha

After a night-long bus journey, we reach Somwarpet in the morning. We will head over to the homestay to freshen up for the long and exciting day ahead. Put your trekking gear on, have a delicious breakfast and get ready to start the trek!

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We start our trek from the Beedihalli side, which is the lesser-explored trek route! Once we reach the Beedihalli APC, the Kumara Parvata peak is at a 7kms distance!  The forest checkpoint is where you get fresh water, so fill up your water bottles and start walking towards the top! As we cross the beautiful bridge which leads us to the other side of the stream, you enter into the beautiful jungle of Coorg! There is a gradual increase in the altitude of the trek as you wander deeper into the forest. Even on a hot day, you wouldn’t feel the sun rays burning your skin, as the tall trees provide an excellent cover. There are signboards on the way, so that you don’t get lost. You will find many small streams on the way, which is at its utmost beauty during the monsoons! The last 1.5kms is covered with huge volcanic rock formations which might get a little challenging to climb. Once you reach the summit, you’ll notice two temples with a flag on top of each. As the Kumara Parvata is not a steep mountain, you can see the vast plateau of the Western ghats. 

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After enjoying the view of the summit and chilling for a while, we will start the descent towards BhattaraMane with a pit stop at Sheesha Parvath, where you get a bird’s eye view of the mountains ahead of you. Enjoy the lunch with a view and spend time admiring the beauty. Descend down further to the campsite, learn to pitch your tents and get comfortable on the mountains! Watch the sky turn into different shades as the sunsets. Have dinner and then retire for the night.

Day 2Sunrise and descend from Bhattara Mane

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Wake up early, un-pitch your tents, freshen up and have a good breakfast as we will be further descending down the Kumara Parvata. We start the descent by 7AM towards the Kukke Subramanya base. As we reach back down, we will head over to the Kukke Subramanya temple to gather some blessings from the god and admire the holy spot. 

After visiting the temple, we shall get back on the bus. Even though the trek has ended, we still have a couple of hours more to finish the trip. Enjoy the bus ride back with fun games and interesting conversations with fellow passengers. 

We will be back to the busy hustling city of Bangalore by 10.00PM.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.

 

Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

For all the above points you can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).

Notes

 

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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Maheswara

Group Traveller

I have taken Kumara Parvatha trek with PTU , KP is little toughest trek in South India , but PTU made it easier with the support they have given . The trek leads are amazing sashi has so much patience & endurance , he helped the team a lot . Oshin carried so much energy through out the trek.Finally people in the team are amazing ,got good memories with each & everyone. Looking forward to have more treks with PTU again.

January 10, 2020

Brijendra Kumar

Solo Traveller

This was my 2nd trip with PTU. We went to Kumar Parvatha with Ajay and piyush as PTU leaders. While first trip with PTU to gokarna was entertaining but this trip to KP was more enjoyable. Leaders are very helpful and friendly. Ajay and piyush made sure that we were ok and complete the one of the hardest trek in karnataka. While piyush leaded us from front, Ajay made sure that no one left behind. Thank you PTU for organizing such events. Thank you Ajay and Piyush.

December 20, 2019

Chandan SV

Solo Traveller

I had a memorable experience during my kumaraparvatha trek with plan the unplanned. Although it is a difficult trek, they made it easy with good planning and guidance. But the view at the top of kp will be cherished in my memory for a long time. I recommend everyone to try out this adventure trek with plan the unplanned.

October 16, 2019